To me, a classic is a book that touches on some universal concept or meaning, that stands the test of time, and that connects with people across cultures and through generations.
Although I think the Harry Potter series will become a classic, I don’t think it is YET. It just hasn’t been around long enough. It’s a classic-in-the-making.
What are your favorite classic books?
Mine are Little Women, Pride & Prejudice, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Great Gatsby.
And Anne of Green Gables.
And The Color Purple.
And Of Mice and Men.
And Where The Red Fern Grows.
And A Wrinkle In Time.
Side note: I like to read.
I’ve realized recently, though, that I don’t OWN all the books I’d consider to be must-reads. I feel like I should.
I’d love to have a library full of books I look forward to reading and re-reading, and that I want my children to know and love. Although I DO own some of them already, I definitely think there are big holes in my Dream Library.
I’m trying to make my definitive list of can’t-live-without books so I can check them off as I add them to my library. All the titles above are on it, and I know I’ll think of more.
I’ve told Matt my plan case he wants to grab any of these titles as birthday or Christmas gifts. A book is pretty much always going to be my favorite present.
What books would be on yours?